These Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ladybugs make the perfect healthy dessert and a fun food art project to make with your kids! Just four simple ingredients are needed – chocolate, licorice (or something for the antennas), candy eyes and strawberries, of course! 

Chocolate Covered Strawberries are so delicious and so easy to make and even more fun when you make them into a Ladybug!

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ladybugs on a white plate

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ladybugs

Chocolate Covered Strawberries are a decadent and delicious treat, but why not make them even more fun by making them into these adorable Chocolate Strawberry Ladybugs!

All you need is 4 simple ingredients – Strawberries, chocolate, candy eyes and licorice!

These adorable ladybugs make a great Valentine’s Day dessert, perfect for a classroom party. They are also great for an easy fun dessert to make with your kids!

Chocolate Strawberry ladybugs

If you know me, you know that I don’t really think of myself as a cook, baker, chef or anything of the sorts. I really don’t love to cook, however, I love to create!

That is why when people ask me what I do, I tell them that I am a “Food Crafter”.

What is a Food Crafter – I love to eat…. I love to eat yummy things…. I love to eat yummy and cute things.

So, I create yummy and cute foods! (check out my edible Jolly Rancher Shot Glasses – these are a very popular food craft of mine!)

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ladybugs Ingredients

These Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ladybugs are exactly that! They are delicious and adorable! Chocolate, strawberries and more! They are a cute and almost healthy dessert that your kids will go ga-ga for!

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ladybugs

Do you love Chocolate Covered Strawberries? However you “design” them, you will want to follow these simple tips:

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Tips!

  1. Make sure they are clean but completely dry! You don’t want to try to “dip” them in chocolate when the strawberries are wet, because the chocolate will not stick
  2. Chocolate covered strawberries are best if you serve them right away. Remember, they are strawberries – they don’t stay fresh for more than a few days. You can put them in the refrigerator (but keep in an airtight container)
  3. Let them sit out and warm up to room temperature for optimal dipping!
  4. Give ’em a shake! After you dip them in the chocolate, shake off the extra chocolate.

Strawberries made to look like ladybugs with candy ice and chocolate

What kind of chocolate do you use for Chocolate Covered Strawberries?

I personally love the “easy” dipping chocolate options or candy coating! It may be controversial, but I think these work the best and are easiest! Here are some of my favorites:

(For these Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ladybugs, you will also want to grab some of these candy eyes! I always have them on hand, I use them for tons of projects! Check them out here)

Strawberries me to look like ladybugs with candy eyes and chocolate

How to make Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ladybugs


  • Strawberries
  • Chocolate
  • Licorice
  • Candy Eyes

How to Make Strawberry Ladybugs

  1. Cut the stems off the strawberries and cut a small sliver off of the bottom so that they can lay flat.
  2. Melt the chocolate according to the directions on the package.
  3. Dip about 1/3 of each of the strawberries in the chocolate and place 2 candy eyes on the chocolate.
  4. Let the chocolate harden for about 5 minutes.
  5. Using the remainder of the chocolate, pipe a line down the center of the strawberry and dots along the sides to resemble a ladybug.
  6. Cut the licorice into 1/2 inch pieces and poke them into the strawberry above the eyes to make the antennas.
  7. Enjoy!

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Chocolate Strawberry Ladybugs

Serves — 12
These Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ladybugs make the perfect healthy dessert for a summer party or Valentine's Day treat! Chocolate Covered Strawberries are so delicious and so easy to make and even more fun when you make them into a Ladybug! 
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 Pint Fresh Strawberries
  • Wilton Milk Chocolate Candy Discs
  • 1-2 pieces Black Licorice Rope
  • Edible Eyes


  • Cut the stems off the strawberries and cut a small sliver off the bottom side of each berry so they will lay flat.
  • Melt chocolate per package directions.
  • Dip each berry into the chocolate coating about a third of each one.
  • Place 2 edible eyes on each dipped berry and let harden for about 5 minutes.
  • Place the rest of the melted chocolate into a small plastic baggie and pipe a line down the middle and little dots all over the top to resemble a ladybug.
  • While this chocolate hardens, cut tiny ½ inch pieces of licorice.
  • Poke two of the licorice pieces into each berry, one above each eye to resemble antennae’s.
  • Fun for summer parties!


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Nutrition Info

Calories: 12kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Potassium: 60mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 23.2mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Originally posted June 20, 2017

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